Columbus Blue Jackets’ Jakub Voracek, right, and Philadelphia Flyers’ Ivan Provorov collide during the third period Thursday night Philadelphia. Matt Slocum/Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Make it 10 again – yes, straight defeats – for the Flyers.

Philadelphia has dropped 10 straight games for the second time this season, the first team to accomplish that ignominious feat in more than a decade, losing 2-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Oliver Bjorkstrand and Patrik Laine both scored goals and Elvis Merzlikins stopped 33 shots for Columbus.

The Flyers also lost 10 straight games from Nov. 18 to Dec. 18; the first skid cost Coach Alain Vigneault his job after the first eight games in the skid. Interim coach Mike Yeo lost the final two games and, of course, all 10 in this streak.

The last team to lose 10 straight twice in one season was Colorado in 2010-11.

The Flyers lost a franchise-record 12 straight from Feb. 24, 1999 to March 16, 1999, and have lost at least 10 straight games in one season for the ninth time.

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Columbus snapped a scoreless tie in the second period when Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov’s clearing pass was poked away by Sean Kualy. Boone Jenner slid the puck between two defenders and hit Bjorkstrand for the backhander and his 12th goal of the season.

Laine fired one from the circle in the third and went top shelf early in the third for his sixth goal.

STARS 5, SABRES 4: Tyler Seguin and Jason Robertson each scored twice, including consecutive goals late in the third period, to lift visiting Dallas over Buffalo.

Seguin tied it with 7:37 left on a power play, then set up Robertson’s go-ahead goal with 3:32 remaining, also on a power play.

Roope Hintz added a goal and an assist, John Klingberg had three assists and Braden Holtby made 20 saves as the Stars opened a four-game trip by ending a streak of seven losses on the road. Dallas also snapped a three-game skid overall.

Rasmus Dahlin had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who have lost nine in a row at home.


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